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Gay 90's

408 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55401
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  • Coat Check, Patio/Sidewalk Dining
  • Late Night
Self-proclaimed as a gay & straight- friendly "beautiful people" bar, the Gay 90's has been a Minneapolis touchstone for decades. The drink specials will appeal to any penny-pincher, and the nightly drag shows are pure entertainment. The building itself is more than 90 years old and was initially bought piece by piece, creating the 6 unique bars of the Gay 90's. As you would imagine, each bar has its own theme and look, from tin ceilings and rock walls to painted murals on the walls left over from the days a Chinese restaurant took residence. Such an effort to make a large bar out of many businesses may go unnoticed by the crowd, but it's appreciated by the many generations that have frequented the Gay 90's.

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